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  1. June 25, 2019Canada Day: Fireworks only at Columbia Lake

    The following memo was posted to the campus community by Sandra Banks, vice-president, Univeristy Relations on June 26, 2019:

    As you make plans for Canada Day, we hope you consider joining us at Columbia Lake Field as the University of Waterloo lights the sky with fireworks for the last time.

    This year is a fireworks-only event, with the show beginning at 10 p.m., weather permitting. Unlike in previous years, there will be no musical performances, food vendors or other activities at the event.

  2. June 18, 2019Medical image analysis postdoc positions - Kimia lab

    Postdoctoral Positions at Kimia Lab

    Kimia lab invites applicants for several postdoctoral positions to work in a medical image analysis project. You will work in a well-funded and prestigious project at the University of Waterloo with collaborations with the Vector Institute. We offer multiple postdoc positions to develop AI algorithms for big image data retrieval in the medical imaging field. You will be part of our fast-growing team and will assist us to manage, coordinate and connect the outcomes of several collaborating teams.

  3. June 17, 2019Engineering graduate student becomes first to complete Professional Skills Foundations
    Swakshar Saha shows off his Foundations completion letter

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) is pleased to announce that Swakshar Saha (MASc, Civil Engineering) is the first graduate student to complete Professional Skills Foundations!

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  1. June 27, 2019Immigration information session: Working in Canada, Master's and PhD (Spring 2019)

    Join the immigration consultants to learn about working in Canada as a graduate student and the Canadian regulations for working on and off campus and during co-op work terms. 

    Additional information: Registration is required on LEADS

  2. July 2, 2019Grad writing café (every Tuesday and Friday!)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 a.m. –  12 p.m., SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing and Communication Centre hosts weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured sessions are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

  3. July 2, 2019Teaching methods, CTE1217 (Spring 2019)

    Most instructors teach the way they were taught, which may or may not be a good thing. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom. We will introduce the concept of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. In this workshop we will also discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and help you decide which ones are right for your classroom.

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  1. June 17, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

  2. May 21, 2019Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaboration
    Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks

    From left to right: Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and Tariq
    Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

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